Faugères with vineyards in the foreground
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Martine Brun|
|Area1||26.06 km2 (10.06 sq mi)|
|• Density||19/km2 (50/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||34096 / 34600|
|Elevation||170–544 m (558–1,785 ft)
(avg. 250 m or 820 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
The village is known for the quality of the appellation of wines, Faugères AOC, that it lends its names to.
Faugeres is also known for the old windmills that overlook the village from a nearby hill. One of the windmills has now been restored using ancient techniques and may be seen in operation between June and September.
Four Protestant churches have existed in Faugères over time and two remain today. The most recently built church was built in 1837 with stones taken from the old castle ruins.
In the hills around Faugères are many capitelles, round dry stone shelters with vaulted roofs, built to protect shepherds and farmers from the elemeents. These are many centuries old.
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